Third Day, "Conspiracy No. 5" Review

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Third Day
Conspiracy No. 5



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 13 tracks: 57 minutes, 16 seconds
Street Date: August 27, 1997


Third Day's sophomore album Conspiracy No. 5 is very different musically and lyrically in comparison to their self-titled debut last year. Most of the songs on their debut were a couple years old when released, making room for change and maturity by the time their second record released. Conspiracy No. 5 is more electric, more edgy, and more alternative, with less of the southern folk rock that the debut offered. However, one thing that hasn't changed is Mac Powell's unbelievable vocal talents.

Another change to note is that there is really only one true ballad on Conspiracy No. 5. While the band's self-titled debut contained several, here it's only the last song, "Your Love Endures," which is reminiscent of "Love Song" or "Praise Song," but is presented more stripped down and acoustic. "I Deserve?" starts off giving the listener the impression they're in for a ballad, but when the drums and electric guitars suddenly kick in, cranking things up considerably, it adds a sonic power to strengthen the emotion of the track. Another major highlight is "You Make Me Mad," a moody electric song inspired by the feelings a song can stir within a listener - whether welcomed or not.

An incredible collection of songs, Conspiracy No. 5 is a rock album well worth checking out, even if you didn't really care for their debut.

- Review date: August 1997, Written by John DiBiase of Jesusfreakhideout.com

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. Artist Info: Discography
. Record Label: Reunion Records
. Album length: 13 tracks, 57 minutes and 16 seconds
. Street Date: August 27, 1997
. Buy It: Amazon.com

  1. Peace
  2. You Make Me Mad
  3. How's Your Head
  4. Alien
  5. I Deserve?
  6. Have Mercy
  7. My Hope is You
  8. More to This
  9. This Song was Meant for You
  10. Who I Am
  11. Give Me a Reason
  12. Gomer's Theme
  13. Your Love Endures
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